It’s Christmas and I’m Still Reading…take a look at the books this week and figure out if I’ve been naughty or nice

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

As I mentioned last week, I am currently celebrating Christmas with Mickey. Not a normal choice for us, but my oldest daughter is interning through the college program at Magic Kingdom. She couldn’t come home, so I decided we would go there. Today, I am supposed to be at Magic Kingdom by opening at 6am – we are hoping an early morning with an afternoon nap is the best way to handle the crowds. Fingers-crossed for us.

Because I am partying with Micky, I’ve turned comments off and mostly just pictured the books and blurbs of what my reading should be this week. Happy Holidays!

Currently Reading

Genre: Mystery Thriller
This book is currently out and available through Amazon. I am reviewing it as part of a blog tour by Rachel’s Random Resources on 1/23/20.

Book Blurb

Her husband wants her locked away in a psychiatric facility. His business partner wants her dead.

Trust. Who do we place our trust in every day? Family members, friends and people who we turn to for help, doctors. But what if the doctor you placed your trust in had secrets? Dark secrets. So many secrets.

Isabella Armond is an ordinary Parisian woman with a comfortable life — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. As her husband’s behavior becomes increasingly unstable, Isabella slowly realizes all the signs point to the fact he is not who he appears to be. Is he a respected Cardio-thoracic surgeon with a thriving Paris medical practice helping people? Or is he leading a double life which involves the international trafficking of black market organs? Greed, blood money, and psychopath are the terms she learns are associated with a man she thought she knew.

Forced to delve deeper into her husband’s secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she believed forcing her to face an impossible decision. She is desperate to uncover the truth, but once you know something, it can’t be unknown. The more she learns, the more she wishes she knew nothing at all.

When the sun dims, your second self shall disappear. Consequences not of her making were nipping at her heels. Tick. Tock.

A gripping thriller that will have you hooked. If you want a thriller of epic psychological proportions that will test the limits of your mind this book is for you. Explore the dark side with TWO Mind Games and Murder.

Just Finished

Genre: Fantasy
This book came out recently and is available from Amazon. I am reviewing it as part of a blog tour organized by Rachel’s Random Resources on 1/22/20

Book Blurb

The Holy Empire hates the People of Light. Maripes, arriving in its capital, seeks to save his people from certain destruction. The Inquisition seeks theocratic justice, and it will stop at nothing to rid the world of those it considers evil.

Still, Maripes must try. For if he fails, doom will certainly befall his people. Standing in his way? The High Inquisitor, the Empress, and a million subjects all indoctrinated to believe he is evil incarnate.

Should be an easy task.

Otherwise, his son Mono, a soldier in the legions of their people, will face the fight of his life. In the end, will Mono’s daughter be forced to pick up the pieces of a broken world?

Reading Next

Genre: YA Science & Technology Fiction
I am reviewing this book as part of Harlequins YA blog tour.
The publication date and my review post date is 1/28/20

Book Blurb

Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she’s playing Reclaim the Sun, the year’s hottest online game. Divya—better known as popular streaming gamer D1V—regularly leads her #AngstArmada on quests through the game’s vast and gorgeous virtual universe. But for Divya, this is more than just a game. Out in the real world, she’s trading her rising-star status for sponsorships to help her struggling single mom pay the rent.

Gaming is basically Aaron Jericho’s entire life. Much to his mother’s frustration, Aaron has zero interest in becoming a doctor like her, and spends his free time writing games for a local developer. At least he can escape into Reclaim the Sun—and with a trillion worlds to explore, disappearing should be easy. But to his surprise, he somehow ends up on the same remote planet as celebrity gamer D1V.

At home, Divya and Aaron grapple with their problems alone, but in the game, they have each other to face infinite new worlds…and the growing legion of trolls populating them. Soon the virtual harassment seeps into reality when a group called the Vox Populi begin launching real-world doxxing campaigns, threatening Aaron’s dreams and Divya’s actual life. The online trolls think they can drive her out of the game, but everything and everyone Divya cares about is on the line…

And she isn’t going down without a fight.

My Thoughts

I’m really curious about this book. This is technically a YA contemporary novel but it’s also classified as science and technology fiction by Amazon. I’m considering it loosely a SFF since it sounds like much of the story takes place inside a game.